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You're Wrong About
You're Wrong About
Sarah Marshall

Sarah is a journalist obsessed with the past. Every week she reconsiders a person or event that's been miscast in the public... more

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Juvenile "Justice" with Josie Duffy Rice

This week, criminal justice correspondent Josie Duffy Rice dives into America’s obsession with prosecuting children. From 19th century houses of... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Chris McCandless with Blair Braverman

This week, survival correspondent Blair Braverman tells Sarah the story of a Supertramp. In 1996, Jon Krakauer's book Into the... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Spring Tour Announcement!

You're Wrong About is going back on tour! We're doing a bunch of live shows in North America—me, producer and... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 minute
Napster with Niko Stratis

This week, a tale of two Shawns/Seans, their impossible dream, and the file sharing service that lived fast, died young,... more

14 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Karen Carpenter Part 2 with Carolyn Kendrick

In this episode, Carolyn and Sarah follow Karen from the height of her fame through her struggle to find independence,... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Valentine's Show A Go-Go Livestream announcement!

Join us for a Valentine's Day live stream, presented by Moment. We'll be joined by Jamie Loftus and we'll be... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
Trailer: Unreformed

Extry! Extry! New podcast by Josie Duffy Rice!—In 1968, five Black girls escaped from the Alabama Industrial School for Negro... more

17 Jan 2023 · 2 minutes
Karen Carpenter Part 1 with Carolyn Kendrick

Long ago and oh so far away, Carolyn and Sarah fell in love with Karen Carpenter when they saw her... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Baby Jessica with Blair Braverman

On October 14, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure fell down a well in Midland, Texas. This week, Sarah tells our survival... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Beanie Babies with Jamie Loftus

They’re winsome and soft and so fun to cuddle/ With one of Ty’s Beanie Babies, you could never go wrong/... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Where Have All the Preppies Gone? with Avery Trufelman

Put on your Docksiders for a stroll through history with Avery Trufelman, who shows us how Ivy style became “preppy,”... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Movie Rating System with Karina Longworth

How did Poltergeist get that PG rating? Podcast legend Karina Longworth, host of You Must Remember This, takes us on... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Flight 571: Survival in the Andes with Blair Braverman

Our survival correspondent Blair Braverman is here to tell us the story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Your Abortion Stories

“Abortion is healthcare and abortion is a human right. Abortion is racial justice. It’s economic justice. It’s at the intersection... more

17 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Online Shopping with Amanda Mull

Why is it so hard to find the one thing you need? The Atlantic’s Amanda Mull is here to tell... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
We’ll be back next week! (And a tour update!)

Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah's other show, You... more

26 Sep 2022 · 3 minutes
Hunting Serial Killers with Michael Hobbes

This week, Mike and Sarah reunite to hunt for serial killers, and try to figure out whether they’re really endangered.... more

12 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Donner Party with Chelsey Weber-Smith

You may:1. Travel on the established trail2. Take the Hastings CutoffWhat is your choice?Chelsey Weber-Smith (American Hysteria) tells Sarah about... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Henry Lee Lucas with Rachel Monroe

This week we’re taking the back roads with Rachel Monroe, who tells us how the most prolific serial killer in... more

15 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Porn Wars with Nona Willis Aronowitz

Here’s some money, go see a Porn War. This week we’re going on a field trip to Times Square with... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Eugenics with Eric Michael Garcia

This week, Eric Michael Garcia tells Sarah about America’s barely forgotten pastime, plus the Supreme Court’s long history of horrifying... more

18 Jul 2022 · 59 minutes
West Coast Tour Announcement

This is a super quick message to let you know we'll be having a You're Wrong About West Coast mini... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 minute
Go Ask Alice Part 2 with Carmen Maria Machado

This week Carmen and Sarah read the rest of Alice’s bitchin' diary, and ponder the truths that only lies can... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Go Ask Alice Part 3 with Rick Emerson and Carmen Maria Machado

Sarah and Carmen complete their epic trilogy by meeting Rick Emerson on the edge of Mount Doom to discuss his... more

04 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
Martha Stewart with Sarah Archer

This week we’re dishing up a mouthwatering feast of history, gossip, and white collar crime. Guest Sarah Archer tells the... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Dyatlov Pass Incident with Blair Braverman

This week, Sarah tries to solve the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine experienced ski hikers fled... more

06 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Prison Boom with Shannon Heffernan

Where did all these prisons come from? WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan is here to give us part of the answer, which... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Go Ask Alice Part 1 with Carmen Maria Machado

This week we begin our journey into the totally true not at all made up diary that has been scaring... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour,
Medieval Torture with Dana Schwartz

We want to play a game. This week, Dana Schwartz stuffs us in an iron maiden and explains why the... more

25 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
How Email Took Over the World with Anne Helen Petersen

How did the information superhighway get so gridlocked? Guest Anne Helen Petersen tells Sarah the story of how email took... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Juliet's Balcony with Chelsey Weber-Smith

What do Chopin, Kylie Jenner, baby carrots, and the War of the Worlds all have in common? They’re all part... more

28 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
Ronald Reagan and "The Welfare Queen" with Laci Mosley

Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess) tells Sarah about Linda Taylor and the origins of the Welfare Queen myth ("the build the... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Bonus: Groundhog Day with Josh Gondelman

What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today. Josh Gondelman is here to laugh and cry with us,... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
CSI: Junk Science with Josie Duffy Rice

Josie Duffy Rice and Sarah discuss the role of junk science in the criminal justice system. It is a big... more

21 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 3 with Jamie Loftus

In this final installment of the Amityville Horror Winter Book Club, Sarah tells guest host Jamie Loftus about Jodie the... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch with Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin (of Slate's Decoder Ring) brings Sarah back to 2005, when Tom Cruise jumping on a couch became the... more

24 Jan 2022 · 54 minutes
Talking Tammy Faye Bakker with Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and Sarah discuss Tammy Faye Bakker. Chastain is the star and a producer of the new film The... more

10 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 2 with Jamie Loftus

Sarah continues telling guest host Jamie Loftus about the Amityville Horror, and the two touch on ghosts, fallen angels, poltergeists,... more

03 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 1 with Jamie Loftus

Sarah tells guest host Jamie Loftus about the Amityville Horror, how it’s a Christmas story, and why buying murder furniture... more

20 Dec 2021 · 53 minutes
Reconstruction with Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie explains to Sarah what the Reconstruction era was, why it remains relevant today, and how this history lesson... more

06 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
True Crime with Emma Berquist

Emma Berquist stops by to tell us about how true crime doesn't have to make us better people, and in... more

22 Nov 2021 · 52 minutes
Ed and Lorraine Warren with Jamie Loftus

Special Guest Jamie Loftus tells Sarah about Ed and Lorraine Warren (of The Conjuring and Annabelle fame). Topics of interest... more

08 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Catherine the Great with Dana Schwartz

Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Sarah about Catherine the Great. Topics of interest include the very not great life of... more

25 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

An announcement!Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other... more

11 Oct 2021 · 21 minutes
Bonus: The Great Protein Fiasco

From our friends at Maintenance Phase, the story of how Nestlé executives, global health institutions and a very racist white... more

27 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

Mike tells Sarah how a tragic story became a national punchline and a decades-long moral panic. Digressions include a sympathetic... more

13 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown

While our next episode's in the oven,  enjoy this gem from the YWA vault!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute... more

06 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Runaway Grand Jury

This week, the defense hires Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark questions witnesses and Jill Shively tries to get a salad. Digressions... more

23 Aug 2021 · 51 minutes
Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (The Debunking!)

This week we debunk Mike Warnke right out of his cabin and into the lake, using Cornerstone Magazine’s long overdue... more

09 Aug 2021 · 58 minutes
Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 3)

We finish our San Bernardino joyride through Mike Warnke’s 1972 “memoir” with a hex, a horrible crime and a Satanic... more

26 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 2)

We continue our journey through Mike Warnke's 1972 "memoir" about his rise through the ranks of Satan Inc.  This week,... more

12 Jul 2021 · 53 minutes
Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 1)

Sarah and Mike return to Camp You're Wrong About for another Satanic Panic story hour. This time we're talking about... more

28 Jun 2021 · 57 minutes
Cancel Culture

Mike and Sarah have big feelings about an enduring debate. Digressions include “Carrie,” party planning etiquette and Whole Foods cafeterias.... more

07 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Chicks vs. The Iraq War

Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America's first internet-enabled cancellation. Digressions include "Freedom Fries" and... more

03 May 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
"Political Correctness"

Mike tells Sarah how liberal magazines turned a "kids these days" moral panic into a national crisis. Digressions include Law... more

19 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mr. F. Lee Bailey

Bob Shapiro is on a mission from God, F. Lee Bailey joins the Dream Team, and we get in our... more

05 Apr 2021 · 51 minutes
Vanessa Williams Part 2: Saving The Best For Last

Special guest Cassie da Costa tells Mike and Sarah how Vanessa fell from grace and picked herself back up. Digressions... more

22 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bonus: Dr. Oz

Mike reached new levels of rantiness on his other show and we wanted to make sure all our beloved debunkmates... more

15 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Vanessa Williams Part 1: Becoming Miss America

Mike tells Sarah how a 20-year-old singer, actress and French horn player became Miss America with less than six months... more

08 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Bonus: "The Dark Knight"

Sarah's other show has a special guest! Maintenance Phase co-host Aubrey Gordon visits Why Are Dads to talk about Christopher... more

01 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

To tell the story of the "dream team" we must begin by going back to the future. This week we... more

22 Feb 2021 · 49 minutes
Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing

Mike tells Sarah the real reason Congress called a bunch of rockers to Washington D.C. Digressions include cartoon violence, sleeveless... more

15 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Case Against "Porn Rock"

Mike tells Sarah how a congressional wife started a moral crusade. Digressions include Sheena Easton, Satanic rhymes and teen homicide... more

08 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Special guest Eric Michael Garcia tells Mike and Sarah about the deep roots of a pernicious modern myth. Digressions include... more

01 Feb 2021 · 45 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Arraignmaker

This week, we put on our suits and head back to the courtroom. O.J. Simpson pleads not guilty, Marcia Clark... more

25 Jan 2021 · 47 minutes
Shannon Faulkner & Sex Discrimination at The Citadel

Mike tells Sarah how a troll-ish experiment turned a South Carolina teenager into one of the most maligned women of... more

18 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: My Fair Paula

This week we talk about the early days of Paula and O.J.’s relationship and the celebrity cameos reach either a... more

11 Jan 2021 · 52 minutes
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Paula Escapes From L.A.

This week we return to the  O.J. Simpson trial and learn what Paula Barbieri did after the Bronco chase. Digressions... more

28 Dec 2020 · 50 minutes
The Stanford Prison Experiment

Mike tells Sarah the complicated story of an over-simplified study. Digressions include Tonya Harding, "The Meg" and Kitty Genovese. The... more

21 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Losing Relatives to Fox News

Mike tells Sarah what makes older Americans more vulnerable to misinformation — and who is delivering it to them. Digressions... more

07 Dec 2020 · 55 minutes
The Newsboys' Strike of 1899 (Part 2)

Sarah tells Mike about the thrilling conclusion to a children’s labor action and an overlooked Disney musical. Digressions include cronuts,... more

30 Nov 2020 · 49 minutes
The Newsboys' Strike of 1899 (Part 1)

Sarah tells Mike about media history, labor organizing, century-old moral panics — and the unlikely Disney musical that introduced her... more

23 Nov 2020 · 40 minutes
Bonus: The "Twinkie Defense"

Was Harvey Milk's killer really given a light sentence after claiming that junk food made him do it? Mike's spinoff... more

19 Nov 2020 · 49 minutes
The Electoral College

Topical episode! Special guest Jamelle Bouie tells Sarah and Mike about his problematic Founding Father faves and the bewildering institution... more

16 Nov 2020 · 56 minutes
Princess Diana Part 5: The Crash

“You can be a hot mess express and still leave the world better than you found it.” In the final... more

09 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Princess Diana Part 4: The Divorce

This week, Diana leaves the royal family with her reputation intact and her title slightly edited. Digressions include "Love Actually,"... more

02 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Halloween Re-Release: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

What if the scariest thing in America is unfettered capitalism and unaccountable corporations? Sources: https://rottenindenmark.org/2018/06/30/the-exxon-valdez-oil-spill/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Where else to find... more

31 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bonus: Why Are Dads on "Terminator 2"

 Mike comes on Sarah’s new show to talk about robots, dads, the little metal hands guys and "Terminator 2: Judgment... more

29 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Bonus: The President's Physical Fitness Test

Mike has a new podcast! Here's the first episode, in which he debunks the absurd Cold War trauma factory that... more

22 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Halloween Special: Creepy Encounters

This week, Mike and Sarah dissect the Creepy Encounters subreddit and how to handle our creepy feelings in an unsafe... more

19 Oct 2020 · 50 minutes
Princess Diana Part 3: The Affairs

This week, Diana swaps out her husband for a Horse Dude and Mike and Sarah act out other people's PG-13... more

12 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Princess Diana Part 2: The Wedding

This week, Diana gets married, joins her new family and meets the press. Digressions include Judy Garland, Edward Cullen and... more

05 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Princess Diana Part 1: The Courtship

We start our new series with the story of a girl, a prince and the society that convinced them they... more

28 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Killer Clowns

For our 100th episode, American Hysteria host Chelsey Weber-Smith visits our campfire to tell us about the time America was... more

21 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2: The Truth

“It’s like these men are being held in a bubble as science marches forward.” Mike tells Sarah how one of... more

14 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 1: The Lie

Mike tells Sarah about the longest "non-therapeutic" experiment in medical history. Digressions include deep fried ice cream, Kato Kaelin and... more

08 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Deep Dive Week 4: Nancy Grace v. The Constitution

This week, Sarah makes a Nancy Grace-style argument against the prosecution. Digressions include '90s romantic comedies, Betty Broderick and flatscreen... more

31 Aug 2020 · 52 minutes
Bonus Episode! Sarah’s New Podcast “Why Are Dads”

Sarah tells Mike about her new foray into Dad Studies and, for the second time this week, discusses a horror... more

27 Aug 2020 · 50 minutes
The Stepford Wives

Sarah tells Mike about the real-life conspiracy written between the lines of a 1970s horror novel. Digressions include "Rosemary's Baby... more

24 Aug 2020 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Wayfair and Human Trafficking Statistics

In another "mini" episode that accidentally turned mega, Mike tells Sarah about the Wayfair conspiracy theory and the sketchy statistical... more

10 Aug 2020 · 57 minutes
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For our 100th episode, American Hysteria host Chelsey Weber-Smith visits our campfire to tell us about the time America was besieged by... more